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Trump Administration Keeping Families Separated Without Basic Due Process

Parents Who Raise “Red Flags” Deemed Ineligible for Reunification Without Process That Comports With Basic Child Welfare Principles As hundreds of children continue to suffer in federal government facilities, the Trump administration continues to deem some parents “ineligible” to be reunited with their children based on criteria that neither comport with basic child welfare principles … Continue reading »

Trump’s Cruelty Towards Immigrants Backfiring Politically

Leading political observers are pointing to Trump’s cruelty towards immigrants as a major factor in his sinking poll numbers and the GOP’s sinking prospects in the midterms. A front page article in Sunday’s New York Times by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, entitled “The Economy Is Humming, but Trump Is Tweeting. Republicans Are Worried,” includes … Continue reading »

Record Numbers of Immigrant Children in Federal Custody Due to Trump Policies That Fail to Consider Best Interests of Children

Trump’s politically appointed director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) — Scott Lloyd — charged with caring for immigrant children in federal government custody has, once again, failed to consider the best interests of children.   According to CNN today: A record number of immigrant children are in US custody, and it’s likely because … Continue reading »

Vox News: “As many as 1,000 parents separated from their children are getting a second chance to stay in the US”

But, other separated families continue to face a tough road ahead After more than a year of an informal and formal family separation policy — marked by the separation of almost 3,000 children from parents with no system to eventually reunite them, the prosecution and detention of parents for misdemeanors, and the deportation of several … Continue reading »

Warped Priorities: Child Detentions Over Americans’ Safety

Trump Obsession Against Immigrants Threatens Public Safety as Hurricanes Bear Down The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Managing Director of America’s Voice, regarding Politico’s Ted Hesson scoop that, as hurricane season commenced, the Trump administration drained FEMA’s response-and-recovery fund of $10 million to increase their capacity to separate families and detain children. Watch … Continue reading »

No, Mr. Mulvaney, Americans Do NOT Like the Way the Country is Going

Nation Recoils at Trump’s Immigration Radicalism A new editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times, pivoting off recent remarks by Trump official Mick Mulvaney, is entitled, “Like the way America’s going? Not when families have been torn apart.” It captures the disconnect between Trump administration happy talk and voters’ anger at Trump’s immigration policies. It is excerpted … Continue reading »

Washington Post and New York Times Editorials Scorch Administration’s Push for Indefinite Incarceration of Immigrant Minors

Attack on Flores Settlement Cruel, Inhumane and Unacceptable The New York Times and Washington Post editorial boards have responded to the Trump administration’s latest attacks on immigrant kids. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS), proposes to eviscerate protections for children enshrined in the Flores Settlement Agreement so the administration can detain kids … Continue reading »

Why the Trump Administration’s Proposed Flores Regulation is Unacceptable and Demands a Vociferous Challenge

In spite of mounting cases of harm and abuse of children in immigration detention, the Trump administration formally proposed a regulation last week to indefinitely detain children under weaker standards and conditions than currently exist.  The regulation, if finalized, would replace the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA) which protects children from prolonged detention and inhumane detention … Continue reading »

Family Separation Crisis Takes Toll on GOP in Battleground Districts

The GOP Can’t Disown Its Own Vile and Divisive Anti-Immigrant Strategy New political analysis from Julie Pace of the Associated Press titled, “High Stakes as 2-month Sprint to Election Day Begins,” references internal Republican poll results finding that the cruel family separation policy has hurt Trump and the Republicans’ standing among moderates and independents in … Continue reading »

The Family Separation Crisis Continues, the Suffering of Children Continues, and the Nation Turns its Lonely Eyes to Judge Sabraw

The Court Must Act Decisively; Nielsen, Azar Must Be Held Accountable Six weeks past the court-ordered deadline to reunite the families callously torn apart by the Trump administration, the latest numbers remain stubbornly and startlingly high: Over 600 children are either still in detention or have been released to someone other than their parents. 416 … Continue reading »

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